Local Journalism Initiative
In some parts of Canada, residents do not have access to journalistic information about community issues and institutions through local newspapers, community radio, television or other news media. These gaps in coverage mean that citizens do not have necessary information about news, issues and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives.
The Local Journalism Initiative aims to change that.

Judging Panel

Duff Jamison

Duff Jamison

Director, News Media Canada
Chief Executive Officer, Great West Media

As a second-generation publisher, Duff Jamison has been around newspapers all his life. He started as a carrier and inserter and made his way through photography, advertising make-up and advertising sales. After attending the University of Alberta, he returned to the St. Albert Gazette as a reporter and later became the newspaper’s editor. In 1987 Duff took on the publisher’s role.

Duff served many years on the boards of Alberta and Canadian community newspapers associations. He was president of AWNA in 1987 and CCNA in 1995. He remains active at both levels and is currently a director of News Media Canada.

His many years with the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce include a year as president in 1995. He is a founding director and currently Treasurer of the St. Albert Community Foundation and is a past director of the Arts & Heritage Foundation and the Rotary Music Festival Society.

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
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